Casshern (Ultimate Edition)
Ultimate Edition
Country of Origin:  Japan
Production year: 2004
Director: Kazuaki Kirya
Rating: NR(Film)
UPC [Locale]: 4-988105-029774
Running time: 2:20 (140 Min.)
Casetype: Digipak, Slip Cover
Format: NTSC, Color, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 22, 2004
Collection type: Owned (#382)
Status: Available
Purchase date: August 31, 2007
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Set in a retro-futuristic alternate world where the entire planet is divided between two opposing alliances, "Casshern" is at once visually entertaining and dramatically profound. The earth is left diseased and polluted through a "great war." The geneticist Dr. Azuma vies for support from the government for his "neo-cell" treatment which can rejuvenate the body and regenerate humankind. His appeals for funding is turned down by the government leaders who fear that the new technology will threaten their entrenched powers. Driven to complete his work by a desire to save the life of his beloved wife, Dr. Azuma accepts an offer from a sinister militaristic faction. However, Azuma's "neo-cell" cloning experiment goes haywire after an accident, and a race of mutant humans (quasi-androids) is unleashed upon the world. Tetsuya, Azuma's son, volunteers to be reborn as the bionic warrior Casshern in an attempt to save the world, and to clear the name of his father. Casshern valiantly sacrifices his own humanity in order to attain the powers needed to defeat mankind's powerful enemies. Haunted by the memories of his slain mother and having to deal with the super robot that has absorbed his father's consciousness, Casshern must put aside his own emotions in a desperate bid to save the human race.
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Casshern (Ultimate Edition)
Casshern (Ultimate Edition)
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Genres
Action
Science-Fiction
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Shochiku
 • Tatsunoko Productions Company
 • Progressive Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Shochiku
Audio format
Japanese  Dolby Digital EX 5.1 (Matrixed 6.1)
Japanese  DTS ES 6.1 (Discrete)
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Japanese
Tags
Asia
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
2Bonus Materials
3Bonus Materials
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
Crew
Direction
Kazuaki Kirya....Director
Writing
Kazuaki Kirya....Screenwriter
Dai Sato....Original Material By
Shotaro Suga....Original Material By
Production
Hideji Miyajima....Producer
Toshiharu Ozawa....Producer
Toshiaki Wakabayashi....Producer
Cinematography
Kazuaki Kirya....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Kazuaki Kirya....Film Editor
Music
Shiro Sagisu....Composer
Satoshi Tome....Composer
Art
Yuji Hayashida....Production Designer
Yuji Hayashida....Art Director
Cast
Yusuke Iseya....Casshern/Tetsuya Azuma
Kumiko Aso....Luna Kozuki
Akira Terao....Kotaro Azuma-hakase
Kanako Higuchi....Midori Azuma
Fumiyo Kohinata....Kozuki-hakase
Hiroyuki Miyasako....Akubon
Mayumi Sada....Sagur
Jun Kaname....Barashin
Hidetoshi Nishijima....Lieutenant Colonel Kamijo
Mitsuhiro Oikawa....Kaoru Naito
Susumu Terajima....Sakamoto
Mayu Tsuruta
Ryo
Tetsuji Tamayama
Yoko Moriguchi
Hideji Otaki....Kamij-Ssai
Tatsuya Mihashi....Furoi hakase
Toshiaki Karasawa....Burai
Goro Naya....Opening Narration (voice)